Bella Smiles offers experienced care for both general dental health and cosmetic and restorative needs. We can help you to achieve a beautiful, natural smile with tooth bonding. With over 20 years of experience and a commitment to advanced training, Dr. Sal Lotardo has an eye for the aesthetic when it comes to cosmetic dentistry for your smile.
Our dental care team will provide the highest standard of care using quality materials and the latest techniques.
Tooth bonding can serve both restorative and cosmetic purposes and is often an economical alternative to porcelain veneers. Suitable for a wide range of mild to moderate dental concerns, Dr. Lotardo offers results from tooth bonding that will blend with your natural smile and last for years with good oral hygiene.
Tooth Bonding in Long Island
Tooth bonding can treat:
- Discolored teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
Your satisfaction is important to our team of dentists at Nesconset Dental Associates. Before we perform any treatment, we will explore all your treatment options with you and recommend the best solution for your smile.
For dental bonding, we often use white-colored fillings because they offer patients the most realistic solution for their dental concerns. White fillings come in a wide range of shades that all patients to achieve natural-looking results.
If dental bonding is right for you, we will explain all aspects of your care before your treatment, so you know what to expect. Most dentists will perform bonding with no anesthesia. However, they will take the proper steps to ensure you are comfortable throughout your appointment.
We may use a local anesthetic to numb the affected area before your treatment begins. Although this is not always necessary if we are not removing any part of your tooth.
The dentist will apply a special solution to the tooth to create an adequate bonding surface. This process is also referred to as etching. Once we prepare the tooth, we will then apply a resin that will match the color of your surrounding teeth. The dentist will shape the material into proper form by hand. After the resin is formed and molded, the bonded material is cured using a special UV light.
After the bonded tooth is cured, it is gently polished and shined to create a seamless finish. Patients can enjoy their new bonded smile immediately after their appointment.
A bonded tooth can last many years with proper care and maintenance. Be sure to practice proper oral hygiene to improve your dental health and protect your teeth.
Cost of Tooth Bonding
The cost of tooth bonding is much less than other cosmetic treatments. If your dentist is using it to correct tooth damage or any other dental health concern, your dental insurance will most likely cover it.
On the other hand, if you are choosing to use this treatment to correct cosmetic issues, that is an elective procedure. In this case, your dental insurance will likely not cover it. However, dental bonding at a cosmetic treatment is more affordable when you compare it to other treatments like veneers.
When you meet with Dr. Lotardo, he can assess your situation and recommend the best treatment option that will meet your goals. We accept a wide range of payment options including cash, check, major credit cards, and FSA/HSA dollars. We will do our best to explain all aspects of your treatment and all the associated costs.
Tooth Binding FAQs
How long does bonding last on teeth?
The lifespan of dental bonding varies based on a variety of reasons. One factor that affects how long dental bonding lasts is their placement. The bonding material that the places on the front teeth last between 4- 8 years whilst bonds applied to back teeth may last up to 10. We suggest that patients with bonds avoid biting directly into foods with their bond. It can place unneeded pressure to the bond and can shorten its life.
How strong is teeth bonding?
Dental bonds are very strong. They are made of a composite resin that chemically bonds to teeth. Dental bonding attaches to patients natural teeth, giving them added support from the bone structure of the teeth they attach to.
Can a dentist whiten my dental bonding?
A dentist cannot whiten dental bonding after applying it. Prior to being put in, the dentist will color match the material to the patients teeth. This is why dentist want to make sure you are happy with the color of your teeth prior to beginning treatment. The resin material does not absorb whitening agents.